Christmas Eve

I cannot believe it’s already Christmas Eve. This has been the fastest year thus far in my life and it makes me both hopeful and fearful for what is to come. I’m excited for future growth, future experiences but nervous about the speed at which time passes the older I get.

I always thought people exaggerated when they talked about life speeding up as an adult and now I realize how naive I was; the hours tick by so much faster now at 28 than they did at 18 and exponentially faster than at 8, when each minute of grade school seemed to crawl painfully by.

As I sit here now, preparing my home to welcome my family over for lunch and gifts tomorrow, I think about the passing of time and what I plan to do about it. I certainly cannot slow the clock down, rewind that pesky hour hand back and add a few minutes to each day. So what can I do?

I’ve resolved to a few things for 2013 that I think will help me make the most of my time, which includes scheduled trips to see my family, weekly events with friends, and dedicated time with my husband. Yes, it will still be a juggling act and yes, I will likely break some plans when the clock runs faster than my timetable, but that’s OK. I will make whatever concessions I can make on the unimportant things [e.g. work emails after hours, agonizing over grades, etc] to make more time for the things that matter: living my life.

May you have a blessed Christmas and a joyous new year, my friends, and don’t let time sneak away from you: suck it dry for every millisecond it’s worth!

~ Victoria Elizabeth Ann

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